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South Sudan Army admits loss of key oil town of Bentiu

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 11:13

South Sudan`s Army said rebels had wrested control of the key oil town of Bentiu, one of the most bitterly contested regions in the four-month-long conflict.

South Sudan war displaced in `acute` need: UN

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 14:49

War-torn South Sudan is in a "spiralling humanitarian crisis", the UN warned Monday, as top aid chiefs visited the young nation, where more than a million people have fled months of conflict.

Over a million flee South Sudan conflict: UN

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 14:57

Over a million people in South Sudan have been forced from their homes during more than three months of ongoing fighting, with conditions continuing to worsen, the UN has warned.

South Sudan Army battles rebels in key oil town

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 17:31

South Sudan`s Army on Thursday said it was battling rebels in the strategic oil city of Malakal, the latest clashes in the nearly three-month-long conflict.

Fighting breaks out in South Sudan capital

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 19:38

Fighting broke out in a military barracks in war-torn South Sudan`s capital Juba on Wednesday, witnesses said, although the cause of the clashes were not immediately clear.

South Sudan: Patients shot dead in hospital beds

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 00:36

Patients in South Sudan have been shot to death in their hospital beds and medical facilities have been looted and burned to the ground, forcing the aid group Doctors Without Borders to examine its operations here.

South Sudan atrocities need full investigation: Rights Group

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 19:46

Human Rights Watch demanded Thursday a full investigation into atrocities committed in war-torn South Sudan, reporting that in one town alone scores of both unburied bodies and fresh graves.

UN aid chief in South Sudan amid fighting despite ceasefire

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 21:48

UN aid chief Valerie Amos toured war-torn South Sudan Monday amid a growing humanitarian crisis, with rebels and government accusing each other of breaking a ceasefire aimed at ending the conflict.

South Sudan govt, rebels say each other violating ceasefire

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 02:24

The government and rebels in South Sudan traded accusations on Saturday of breaking a ceasefire deal supposed to calm violence that has driven half a million people from their homes.

South Sudan fighting continues after ceasefire: UN

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 13:50

Government troops and rebels in South Sudan still fought sporadic battles after a ceasefire came into force on Saturday, the United Nations said.

South Sudan government, rebels sign ceasefire

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 00:42

South Sudan`s government and rebels on Thursday signed a ceasefire agreement, pledging to halt fighting within 24 hours and end more than a month of intense fighting, a correspondent witnessed.

South Sudan battles rebels as atrocity reports mount

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 14:08

Battles between government troops and rebels raged in South Sudan, as the UN said child soldiers had joined the more than month-long conflict with atrocities committed on both sides.